Chemical Principles Laboratory
Last Update: January 06, 2017
Welcome to the Chemical Principles laboratory page. Starting in the spring of 2017 all CHEM 130 and CHEM 131 materials will each be in a single PDF file. Look for the additional information as either a note at the end of the exercise or as a link to a section within each lab manual. Please let your instructor know if there are any broken links or if there appears to be any information missing. The order in which the exercises are given in each lab manual is the order in which they are usually performed during the semester, but please check your syllabus for the actual dates.
No later than the week before the first laboratory meeting be sure that you have read and understood the Truman Policies on the Laboratory Safety page and completed the required safety training. Also read the Laboratory Notebook and the Before Laboratory pages so that you are familiar with preparing and keeping a laboratory notebook.
ATTENTION CHEM 130 AND 131 STUDENTS! Your safety quiz, safety contract and policy contract are on Blackboard. CHEM 130 and 131 students must complete the checklist found on the Blackboard page for their course, which includes passing the safety quiz with a score of 100%. The health form must be completed and returned your instructor at the first laboratory meeting of the semester.
CHEM 130 Laboratory Manual (Last Update: January 10, 2017 at 15:03)
CHEM 131 Laboratory Manual (Last Update: January 19, 2017 at 12:48)
These laboratories are designed to fulfill certain University outcome statements for the Physical Science Mode of Inquiry and the Computer Literacy Essential Skill. The Chemistry Department has prepared outcome statements for the laboratory component of CHEM 130/131; click here to view them. Use the following links if you are interested in the outcome statements for the lecture portion of CHEM 130 or CHEM 131 .
These experiments are copyrighted by the authors listed in each document. They may be used by others for non-commercial purposes only. If you would like to use one or more of these exercises in your first-year chemistry class, please contact the principle author (marked with a ‘*’ in the exercise heading). They would be happy to assist you in adapting the exercises to your needs.
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